Best Western International has marked its entry into Bahrain with the opening of a new all-suite hotel, BEST WESTERN Al-Olaya Suites Hotel, in the capital city, Manama.

Catering for the growing demand for travel to this fast-moving Gulf hub, BEST WESTERN Al-Olaya Suites Hotel will offer 75 spacious suites, ideal for leisure and corporate travelers. With a choice of studios, one- and two-bedroom suites, all offering kitchenettes, relaxing sofas, flat-screen televisions and complimentary high-speed internet access, the hotel is the perfect “home away from home” for both short- and long-stay guests.

“Our Middle Eastern expansion plan continues to gather pace,” said Glenn de Souza, Best Western International’s Vice President International Operations – Asia & the Middle East. “Following our recent debut in Saudi Arabia and the announcement of our first hotels in Oman and Kuwait, I am delighted to be able to add Bahrain to our growing regional portfolio.

“BEST WESTERN Al-Olaya Suites Hotel is ideally equipped for the Middle Eastern market. Its large units, high-quality facilities and ideal location ensure the property will become a favorite among both business and leisure travelers from Bahrain and overseas,” Mr. de Souza added.

The hotel features a selection of food and beverage options, including three restaurants serving up a range of different cuisines. Zaytoun is a multi-cuisine restaurant serving a selection of local and international dishes, while Al Mahara Restaurant offers a taste of the Mediterranean. Le Rouge meanwhile, delivers fine continental cuisine. The hotel also features the Talon Café, a 24-hour coffee shop, while those wanting some evening entertainment should head to the Kasbar Disco Bar, which features live music and entertainment.

For guests wanting to relax, BEST WESTERN Al-Olaya Suites Hotel offers a fully-equipped health club, sauna, steam room and a swimming pool with sunbathing deck. Business travelers and groups are also catered with a conference hall backed up by audio-visual technology.

The opening of the BEST WESTERN Al-Olaya Suites Hotel expands Best Western’s Middle Eastern portfolio to five hotels across four countries – Bahrain, Israel, Qatar and Saudi Arabia. This will increase further in the coming months, with new hotels in Jordan, Kuwait, Oman, Saudi Arabia and another property in Bahrain all schedule to open their doors by year-end.